International Convention on Rodolfo Doni

Rodolfo Doni - Self PortraitScuola Lorenzo de’ Medici, in conjunction with the Universita’ degli Studi di Firenze, Marist College of New York, and the Comune di Firenze, is proud to present an international convention, Spiritualita’ e storia nell’opera di Rodolfo Doni, to be held on 25 February, 2008 at 9:30am. The convention will begin with a presentation by Franco Zangrilli, of the City University of New York, Baruch College, who co-wrote the bilingual An Introduction to the Works of Rodolfo Doni along with Umberto Mariani of Rutgers University. Mariani will also be in attendance and will present, as well, along with a wide selection of writers, journalists, professors from a variety of American and Italian institutions and other distinguished individuals.

Chiesa di San Iacopo in Campo Corbolini
Rodolfo Doni was born Rodolfo Turco in 1919 in Pistoia, but lived in Florence for more than fifty years. Among his written works are two theatrical dramas, one on Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the other on Giorgio La Pira. Following his main career as essayist and novelist, his body of work comprises forty books, among which his most noted include: La doppia vita: romanzo di un’epoca, Muro d’ombra, Giorno segreto, Servo inutile, and Altare vuoto. He is recognized as having initiated the genre of the political novel of postwar Italian politics, and the characters in many of his novels deal with moral and religious questions set in the final years of Italian Fascism and World War II.

Please join us on 25 February, 2008, at 9:30am in the Chiesa di San Jacopo in Campo Corbolini (Via Faenza 43, Florence) to discover more about the Spiritualita’ e storia nell’opera di Rodolfo Doni. For more information, please feel free to contact us at 055-287360 or via email at [email protected].

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